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Muni conference in New York postponed due to storm

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A municipal bond conference organized by the Bond Buyer publication is being postponed to Feb. 18 due to a storm set to hit New York, marketing manager Eric Fusco said. The Bond Buyer's National Outlook 2015 conference was scheduled to be held...(more) 



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Corruption protest in Kenya's Maasai Mara region turns violent

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By Njuwa Maina NAROK, Kenya (Reuters) - At least seven people were injured on Monday in clashes between Kenyan police and protesters from the Maasai ethnic group who accuse a local governor of corrupt handling of tourism funds from the Maasai Mara game reserve, the Kenya...(more) 



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Radical left takes power in Greece

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The head of Greece's far-left Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, is sworn in as prime minister and is set to lead a coalition with another anti-austerity party. 



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In first conviction, Egyptian doctor jailed for FGM death of teenage girl

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A doctor in Egypt was jailed on Monday for two years after the death of a 13-year-old girl on whom he performed genital mutilation (FGM), the first conviction since the practice was outlawed in 2008, the prosecutor said. The doctor and the girl's father were acquitted...(more) 



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Mubarak's sons freed from Egyptian prison after anniversary of his fall

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By Shadi Bushra and Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) - The sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were released from prison on Monday, security officials said, a move that could fuel tension after the violent anniversary on Sunday of the 2011 uprising that toppled the autocrat....(more) 



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Why I refuse to be a woman afraid of walking alone at night

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut film, flips the implied vulnerability in its title. Instead of the girl being in danger, she’s a murderous vampire. Sure, there are bad men in Amirpour’s imagined nightscape, but they’re about to be throatless....(more) 




Two Eagles hot air balloon begins trip across Pacific Ocean

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Adventurers aiming to float over the Pacific Ocean in a helium-filled hot air balloon began their journey Sunday.  




Islamic State on brink of losing battle for Kobani

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ISIS has nearly been pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobani, Kurdish officials said Monday.  



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Obama, Indian leader watch parade in cold rain, try to warm relations

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President Obama joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a lengthy celebration of India’s Republic Day on Monday in a symbolic series of events summarized by a long parade in cold rain. 



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11 White House security breaches

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The device is the latest in a string of notable White House security breaches in recent years. Here's a look of past lapses:         



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VIDEO: Aerial video of Auschwitz-Birkenau

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BBC drone video from January 2015 shows what remains of Auschwitz-Birkenau. 



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Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani

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BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of Kobani on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ending in defeat....(more) 



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